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4. WILLIAM PERKINS4 was born on 25 August 1706 in New Kent County, Virginia.6,7 He died before 18 March 1755 at the age of 48 in New Kent County, Virginia.1

Date of birth is the Baptism Date rather than birth date.

In September of 1735, the Vestry minutes contain the following: "That Wm Perkins Junr, set up new Benches made of saw'd white Oak Plan 2 Inches thick, with good mawld Blocks to support them, pinnd. down by or before the 1st April ensuing, to be paid after the Rate of 2 #'s tobacco per foot in length, the Benches to be 11 Inches wide." The Vestry meeting of 29 Sep 1736 shows that he was paid 400 #'s of tobacco for Setting up Benches for the Church - 200 Foot of Plank. In December of 1736, Isabella his first wife died. These records in 1736 are the last in which he is referred to as Junr, so his father must have died some time after that year.
Williams Perkins was one of the processioners of Precinct 4, in New Kent Co in 1751; this is likely this William. In Nov of 1752, he was paid by the Parish for 5 Horse Blocks.

St. Peter's Parish Records state: Mary Ann daughter of Mary Perkins widow, born Mar 18 [1755]. So William died before this daughter was born.

WILLIAM PERKINS and Isabella CHRISTIAN were married in New Kent County, Virginia.1 Isabella CHRISTIAN4 died on 18 December 1736 in New Kent County, Virginia.6,9 Members of the Christian family in St. Peter's Parish Records, New Kent Co VA:

Judith, dau of James Christian bapt 21 May 1711
Anthony, son of Thos. Christian born 9 Jun 1724
Gideon, son of James & Anne Christian was born 14 Feb and bapt 24 Mar 1728.
Mary, dau of John & Sarah Chistian born 8 Oct 1734 and bapt 8 Mar 1735.
Ann, dau of William & Susanna Christian was born 21 Feb, bapt 13 Mar 1735
Ann, dau of James & Tabitha Christian, born 14 Dec 1737, bapt 18 Feb 1738
Gideon, son of James & Tabitha Christian, born 30 Apr, bapt 1 Jun 1755
Sara, dau of Joel & Sarah Christian, born 19 Jan, bapt 20 Mar 1757
Susanna, Dau of William & Susanna Christian born 29 May, bapt 10 Jul 1757
Joseph, son of James & Tabitha Christian, born 4 Sep 1757
Ally, dau of Joel & Sarah Christian, born 26 Aug, bapt 28 Oct 1759
Robert, son of William & Elizabeth Christian was born 5 May 1760
John of Henry & Martha Christian, born 25 May 1769
John Hunt, son of John & Mildred Christian, born 1 Sep 1774

A list of Freeholders of St. Peters Parish which is not dated includes the following Christians: Joel, William, and James.

James Christian was appointed Processioner on 13 Sept 1755.

"Isabella, Wife of William Perkins Junr., dy'd. Decemr 18 1735"

WILLIAM PERKINS and Isabella CHRISTIAN had the following children:

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David PERKINS died about 1787 in New Kent County, Virginia.6

Benedict Crump (his brother-in-law) was executor of estate; his land went to Robert Christian


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ii.

Elizabeth PERKINS.

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Mary PERKINS died on 19 January 1734 in New Kent County, Virginia.6,10

"Mary - Daughter of Wm and Isabella Perkins dy'd. 19 Jan 1734"

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Christian PERKINS was born on 25 December 1733 in New Kent County, Virginia.1,11 He was christened on 16 February 1734.11

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v.

William PERKINS.

WILLIAM PERKINS and MARY OTEY were married about 1736 in New Kent County, Virginia.12 MARY OTEY2, daughter of JOHN OTEY and ELIZABETH SHERLY, was born on 17 July 1715 in New Kent County, Virginia.1,13

John and Isaac served as executors for their mother's will. They sold her plantation 24 Oct 1777.

WILLIAM PERKINS and MARY OTEY had the following children:

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i.

JOHN PERKINS.

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ii.

Isaac Otey PERKINS.

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iii.

James PERKINS.

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Nathaniel PERKINS died about 1782 in Goochland County, Virginia.1

Nathaniel's debt was still on the books - he may have already been deceased.
Goochland DB 14
p.20 Inventory of debts that appear on the books of Reuben Mitchell deceased.
Names include: Thomas Mitchell, Edmumd Mitchell, George Mitchell, Abner Mitchell, Archelaus Perkins, John Britt, John Perkins, Nathaniel Perkins, James Perkins, etc.
Inventory of Estate of Reuben Mitchell appraised, 12 Apr 1784
John Perkins, William Page, James Holman.
19 Apr 1784 presented in court.

p.346 Dr. Estate of Nathl Perkins dec'd to John Perkins given to Sarah Perkins to Boarding Sarah Perkins her daughter …for 6 years
Expense for Schooling with John Poor; spelling book, bonnet, sundries
Examined by Samule Cosby, Archd Bryce, George Richardson, 11 Nov 1786
Oct Court 1786. Account of John Perkins as Guardian to Sarah Perkins daughter of Nathl Perkins dec'd. reported to court.
20 Nov 1786. Ordered recorded.
Would appear from this record that Nathaniel's widow was named Sarah as well as his daughter.


Goochland DB 15, p. 137
Order of Sept Court 1788. Examine accounts
Sary Perkins daughter of Nathl Perkins dec'd to John Perkins her guardian.
Examined by Geo Richardson, Archd. Bryce 16 Oct 1788
20 Oct 1788 Ordered recorded

Goochland DB 15
p.138
Goochland Sept Court 1788
Wm H Miller Gent, Geo Richardson & Archibald Bryce or any two to settle accounts of Archer Perkins the Guardian of Eliz Perkins, orphan of Nath. Perkins de'cd.
Richardson & Bryce - 20 Oct 1788 - reported and ordered recorded

p.305
Sarah Perkins orphan of Nath. Perkins Dec'd - John Perkins, Guardian accounts.for 1789
19 Oct 1789. Miscellaneous expenses. Ordered recorded.
p.306
Elizabeth Perkins orphan of Nathl Perkins to Archibald Perkins, her guardian, accounts for 1788 and early 1789
19 Oct 1789. Miscellaneous expenses. Ordered recorded.

p.406 Sep 20 1790 Archibald Bryce, George Richardson Jn, Britt & Henry Mullins or any three to audit and settle account of Jno. Perkins as guardian of Sarah Perkins orphan of Nathaniel Perkins dec'd.
Bryce, Richardson &John Britt examined 14 Oct 1790
Ordered recorded 18 Oct 1790
p.408 Sept 1790 Court. Same as above re Archelous Perkins as Guardian of Eliza Perkins orphan of Nathaniel Perkins.
Examined by Bryce, Richardson & John Birtt 14 Oct 1790. Ordered recorded 18 Oct 1790

Goochland DB 16 [page numbers not visible]
19 Oct 1791
George Richardson, Jno Britt & Archibald Bryce & Henry Mullins or any three audit accounts of Jno Perkins guardian of Sarah Perkins orphan of Nathaniel Perkins. Bryce, Mullins & Richardson did on 13 Oct 1791. Ret to court 17 Oct 1791
Same to audit account of Archelaus Perkins as guardian of Elizabeth Perkins, orphan of Nathaniel Perkins.. Same reported on 13 Oct 1791. Recorded 17 Oct 1791

15 Oct 1792 Goerge Richardson, Archd Bryce, John Britt & James Holman, examine accounts of John Perkins, guardian of Sarah Perkins, orphan of Nathaniel Perkins dec'd.
Sundries - just over 11 £
Ret. 21 Nov 1792
Same as above to examine accounts of Archelaus Perkins, guardian of Eliza. Perkins orphan of Nathaniel Perkins, dec'd. Sundries, just over 13 £
Ret. 21 Nov 1792

The estate of Nathl Perkins Dec'd to John Perkins for Sarah Perkins. 13£ Account audited & returned to Court 21 Apr 1794

Dr [Debit]. the Estate of Nathaniel Perkins on Account with John Perkins, Exr.
To Elizabeth Perkins, her half of balance settled with Archer Perkins, her Guardian
To Sarah Perkins her half to be settled with her as Guardian
Each rec'd 295 # 16sh 5 1/4p
Bonds - James Perkins, Henry Poindexter
Accounts with Thomas Michell & Jacob Poindexter
Subscribers have settled accounts on 16 Sep 1793. Archd Bryce, George Richardson, John Britt
Returned and ordered recorded 16 Jun 1794

Debit. Eliz. Perkins orphan of Nathl Perkins in accout with Archs Perkins her guardian
Shows her half. Approved by subscribers.
16 Jun 1794 - ordered recorded

Debit. Sarah Perkins orphan of Nathl. Perkins in account with John Perkins, her guardian
Shows her half. Approved by subscribers. Ordered recorded 16 Jun 1794

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v.

Mary Ann PERKINS.